1. The Man Who Saved Central City
In the past, Barry remembers running to stop the wormhole from destroying the city. Stein suggests to Ronnie of a way to help Barry. Whilst Caitlin doesn't want him to go, he says that he has to try so he and Stein merge into Firestorm and head out to help. The duo split apart and Barry helps Stein down but Ronnie dies as a result of the split in the middle of the storm. Barry looks sad at the flyer for the Flash Day.
1. The Man Who Saved Central City
The mayor speaks to everyone. A man in a black hoodie makes his way through the crowd. When the Mayor mentions giving a key to the city to the Flash, he at first doesn't show. He then speeds in, much to the appreciation of the chanting crowd. As he is about to take the key, someone throws a truck towards the mayor. Barry speeds him to safety and then heads after the meta-human. He isn't able to defeat him and Cisco tries to capture him with his device but is not successful.
The pairing of Joe and Cisco might be one of the most anticipated for the remainder of The Flash Season 2. Joe already reads Cisco like an open book, and the more Joe acts in a fatherly capacity, the better.
Barry wasn't going to accept help willingly, however, and it took a bonk on the head and some more of Joe's fatherly advice about sharing the guilt for what happened with the singularity for him to pick up the pieces, and notably to bridge the gap between him and Caitlin. Twice Barry told the women in his life that they know more than anyone he's not the man who saved Central City.
The giant wormhole that threatened to devour the entire city (and, subsequently, the entire world) has somehow been destroyed, but the question as to how that happened isn't one that The Flash is interested in answering within the first few moments.
It's the first time he seems to understand that the type of work he's inexplicably become involved in carries with it a series of losses. Barry has to learn to cope with those losses, as the man who carries the burden of being one of the few people that can stop the unprecedented violence wrought upon the city by newly discovered baddies, not just as Central City's beloved superhero.
At the beginning of the episode, welder Al Rothstein is found dead (or so it is assumed) by the team and brought to the city's morgue. However, when Rothstein (dubbed the Atom Smasher) shows up to Flash Day (a celebration thrown in Allen's honor where he's given the key to the city) and starts wreaking havoc on the congregated community, Allen figures out what's occurred and decides to try and fight him own his own.
Speeding off toward a nuclear plant where Rothstein is gobbling down as many barrels of radioactive waste as he can to increase his super strength, Allen soon learns that while he may be talented in his own regard, he's simply not enough to take down the new monster slamming his way through the city.
It would have been better for the premiere to focus entirely on Allen and his various relationships, following his team as they reeled from the death of one of their own, before moving back into defending the city as Flash in the second episode. In fact, it's the events that take place after Rothstein's, erm, final death that make the premiere stand out.
It's a rare joyous moment in Allen's life that predictably doesn't last too long. Despite his plans to get an apartment with his father and begin their life anew, he's crushed when his dad informs him that he needs to leave Central City and start a new life on his own, away from the crime-ridden, tumultuous city.
For comic book fans, the presence of the Atom Smasher provides a good hint about the big, cosmic story to come. Of course, an even bigger hint was given at the end of last season, when a winged helmet made an unexplained appearance in the finale. For that matter, CW has pretty much given it all away with their publicity campaign for the new season. Nevertheless, I still got goosebumps when golden-age comic book character, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), made his appearance.
Six months have passed since the cliffhanger ending of Season 1, where Barry Allen successfully saves Central City from the singularity as The Flash. That victory comes at a personal cost however, as Ronnie Raymond/ Firestorm disappears after he and his other half in Professor Martin Stein separate to cause the black hole to close. As a result The Flash decides to work alone, distancing himself from his family and friends and operating solo at S.T.A.R. Labs. Unfortunately, a new threat arrives in the form of Atom Smasher, who threatens Central City during a time when the metropolis decides to honor The Scarlet Speedster with the key to the city.
Fans will learn the identity of the man who saved Central City when The Flash Season 2 premieres next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. In the meantime, feel free to leave your guesses on who this person is in the comments section.
So last night was the hotly anticipated return of CW's hit series, THE FLASH, now entering its second season. When we open, we are well past the cliffhanger ending of season one, which saw Central City, the Earth, and everything else about to be sucked into a singularity caused by the wormhole opened by the Reverse-Flash. In fact, Central City is preparing a "Flash Day" to present their hero the key to the city for having saved them.
Well, it turns out Barry doesn't think he saved Central City -- that it was accomplished by someone else, at a great sacrifice. And when we flash back to the events to see them play out, he's partly right. He did get help, and that help came with (apparently) tragic losses.
In a flashback to the moment of the Singularity Event, we see Barry doing all that he can to reverse the effects. The city hangs in the balance. There's destruction and things are getting pulled into the Singularity. Professor Stein knows they can help stabilize the event. By merging, they become Firestorm and head up by Barry. By coming apart, the energy released would be enough to stop the event. As this happens, we see a body fall. Barry rushes down to catch the body and notices it's just the Professor. Ronnie is gone.
Henry decided he needs to leave. The city needs Barry and by him being there, he takes away some of Barry's motivation and dedication to the city. Plus he still has another family with everyone in the room. Poor Barry. He never fully wins.
Hateful of the world around him, Zoom later had an army of metahumans serving under him. Interested in further increasing his speed, Hunter Zolomon started to use the Velocity serums that he engineered with his knowledge of chemistry. The serums worked and with his new speed traveled to alternate worlds. Encountering Jay Garrick, he kept him prisoner and impersonated him. He acted as the Flash to give people hope and to be Zoom to take that hope away. He later discovered that the Velocity serums were killing him. He tried to take Jay's speed, but it didn't work. The Speed Force discovered what he did and took his power away from him. Without additional speed force in his body, he would die.
An opportunity for restoration presented itself in form of breaches to Earth-1 opening after the confrontation between Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Zoom realized what he needed to do to save his life and started the invasion of the other Earth with his obedient meta-humans. While Zoom's "breachers" fought the Flash, forcing him to improve his abilities, especially his speed, Hunter Zolomon masqueraded as Jay Garrick to gain the trust of Barry Allen, becoming his mentor, as well Caitlin Snow, the creator of Velocity 9, with whom Hunter had "fallen in love". His eventual goal was to destroy the entire Multiverse, save for Earth-1, because it was the center of the Multiverse. However, he was defeated by Barry, who created a Time Remnant which stopped Zoom's machine, killing himself in the process. Barry was about to kill him, but chose not to as two Time Wraiths appeared out of the Speed Force. The Time Wraiths then transformed Zoom into a hideous corpse-like creature, and dragged him into the Speed Force.
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Dynamic process of epidemic spreading from City 1 to City 5. The figure shows the epidemic transmission in City 1 and City 5 from day 0 to day 20 for R0 = 9 and a population outflow rate of 0.01. The circle, oriented arrow, green circle, purple circle and red circle indicate the infected person, transmission relationship, first case in the city, local infected person, and foreign infected person in the transmission chain, respectively.
Time distribution of the epidemic spreading in the city network for R0 = 9 and a population outflow rate of 0.03. The first case emerged in City 1, and the cumulative number of infected persons in different cities at different time points is represented by different colours. 041b061a72